Friday, March 8, 2013

True Grit

A few of the pages in the Venom-Deadpool WHAT IF? story I drew where inked on blueline, for whatever reason, so I had the original penciled pages still lying around.  I had played around one day and started inking one of them for shits and giggles and then set it aside.

Fast Forward a couple years and a collector contacted me, asking if this particular page was available.  I explained to him the situation and that if he was still interested, I would finish inking it.  He was, so it provided a fun motivation to jump back on it.

I found a scan of the published page out there on the interwebs.  I've posted my B&W inked page above for comparison with what appeared in the comic, for those of you interested in such things.

The colors overwhelm some of the inker's lines (not necessarily the colorist, but probably rather whoever scanned this page), but there should still be enough to illustrate how I usually have a little "grittier" approach to inking my own work vs. how someone else might approach it. 

Unfortunately, I don't know who actually inked the page for the published book.

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